Week 7 Quick Reads - Vincent Verhei
Through three quarters, Rivers had ammassed a total of 110 net yards three first downs, and two interceptions. Only Andrew Luck had a worse DYAR this week through three quarters. At that point the Chargers were down by 31 points, and Rivers spent the next 15 minutes doing some serious stat-padding, gaining 221 net yards and 13 first downs (including all three of his touchdowns) in the final period. Only Tom Brady had a better DYAR in the fourth quarter or overtime this week.
Any Given Sunday: Raiders Over Chargers - Andrew Healy
Let's start with Cooper and a Raiders passing game that is showing signs of entering a season of light. On just six targets, Cooper tied Calvin Johnson for the best day for a wide receiver in Week 7 with 63 DYAR. That number does way better than the counting stats at giving Cooper his just due, but still doesn't give him enough credit for how he took over the contest during just ten minutes of game time between the 7:00 mark of the second quarter and the 12:00 mark of the third.
Melvin Gordon, Bolts have to figure it out - Tom Krasovic (UT$)
The impact of the injuries can be overstated. It's possible the blockers who went down would've struggled if healthy. Even so, the near-constant shuffling of blockers further encouraged the Chargers to leverage their best offensive assets: a franchise quarterback who has started 150 consecutive games, a diverse cast of pass-catchers that includes running back Danny Woodhead, and a quick-pass system.
Texans, Chargers offer up their versions of Drake's - ESPN.com staff
Friday, the San Diego Chargers and Houston Texans joined the fun. The Chargers tweeted a video asking followers who has the better dance moves, Drake or the Chargers' players and fans.
Chargers still leaving unless they have to stay - Kevin Acee (UT$)
Briggs’ downtown push, which is at least the site the Chargers prefer, also has the NFL’s attention. But the league also understands that campaign is just a whisper at this point and has no clear line to an actual stadium.
LISTEN: New Chargers Fan Anthem - Derek Togerson
C-SICCNESS is back again with another pro-Chargers track. The San Diego-based rapper and football fan has become one of the most vibrant voices of the "Save Our Bolts" movement.
Chargers made strangers in own home - Michael Gehlken (UT$)
"I didn’t recognize us in the first half," safety Darrell Stuckey said. "That team that was out there, it didn’t look like us. You could see the fight in us (late) and you know we’re not going to give up, but obviously, it was too little too late."
King Dunlap overcoming latest concussion with San Diego Chargers - Mark Inabinett
Dunlap's latest concussion is his fourth reported one since 2011, when he tried to play through the first, said he had no memory of the second half of the game and was sidelined for three weeks. In 2013, he was diagnosed twice with concussions and missed five games.
Adam Caplan on befuddling, under achieving Chargers & changes in Detroit - Darren Smith
ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan on the befuddling, under-achieving Chargers, changes in Detroit and early returns on Dan Campbell in Miami.